Roman Republic, Sextus Magnus, 45 - 44 B.C.
This was struck while was free-booting in Spain following the Battle of Munda. was the Pompeians' battle cry at Munda and the refers to his vow to avenge the deaths of his father and elder brother. and Grueber interpret SAL as salutatus. and Buttrey identify it as a for Salpensa, but David Sear points out that such a prominent would be unprecedented on a of the period and seems to be an integral of the .RR77515. Silver , 4 (6/D); 477/3a; 1042a; 232b, 13, gF, attractive old cabinet tone, banker's marks, light bumps and scratches, 3.331 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 90o, uncertain mint, 45 - 44 B.C.; SEX IMP SAL, of Cnaeus Magnus ( ) right; standing left, branch in right hand, long transverse in left hand, downward on right; From the Andrew McCabe Collection, Numismatics auction 23, lot 372, ex Gemini auction X (13 Jan 2013), lot 261, ex Randy Haviland Collection; very ; $720.00 (€640.80)
Roman Republic, , , and Terentius Varro, Proquaestor, 49 B.C.
Gnaeus Magnus (29 Sep 106 B.C. – 29 Sep 48 B.C.), known as , was a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic. He came from a wealthy Italian provincial background, and his father had been the first to establish the family among the Roman . Pompey's immense success as a general while very young enabled him to advance to his first consulship without meeting the normal requirements for office. His success as a military commander in Sulla's Second Civil War resulted in bestowing the nickname Magnus, "the Great" upon him. He was consul three times and celebrated three triumphs. In mid-60 B.C., Pompey joined Licinius Crassus and Gaius in the unofficial military-political known as the First Triumvirate, which Pompey's marriage to Caesar's daughter helped secure. After the deaths of and Crassus, Pompey sided with the optimates, the conservative faction of the Roman Senate. Pompey and then contended for the leadership of the Roman state, leading to a civil war. When Pompey was defeated at the Battle of , he sought refuge in , where he was assassinated. His career and defeat are significant in Rome's subsequent transformation from Republic to Principate and Empire.
SH77559. Silver , 447/1a; 1033; 3; 8; Spain 64, F, , light tone, 3.603 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 270o, struck by Varro, proquaestor in , 49 B.C.; VARRO•PRO•Q, diademed terminal herm of right; between down and right (on left) and standing left (on right), •PRO COS in two lines in ; $350.00 (€311.50)
, and Prefect of the Fleet, executed 35 B.C.
Struck in by , the younger son of . Although was the supreme naval commander, had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating . He was, however, defeated by at the naval battle of Naulochus on 3 September 36 B.C. and executed by order of in 35 B.C.
SH79738. Silver , 1391, 1a ( 21), 15, 1347, 511/2b, S 1391, F, , 3.344 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 90o, Sicilian mint, 42 B.C.; IMP , diademed of Neptune right, trident behind; PRÆF CLAS ET ORAE , naval of captured arms placed on , made of trident, , helmet, stem of prow, , and heads of and Charybdis; $250.00 (€222.50)
, and Prefect of the Fleet, Executed 35 B.C., Janiform of
Struck in by , the younger son of . During the civil war following the assassination of , he gathered a fleet that controlled the Mediterranean and seized . He was eventually defeated by and , and was put to death in 35 B.C.SL76671. Bronze as, 1044 - 1044b, II Spain 95 - 103, 479/1, 16, 336, 671, 1394, NGC F, strike 4/5, surface 2/5, perhaps imitative (3763262-008), 18.83 g, maximum 28.5 mm, 0o, uncertain Sicilian mint, c. 43 - 36 B.C.; laureate janiform with the features of , (or similar) above; prow of galley right, above, IMP below; $175.00 (€155.75)
Roman Republic, Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius , 47 - 46 B.C.
was the Pompeian commander of the anti-Caesareans. His headquarters was at the provincial capital of , near the site of , and this is likely the site of his mint. Defeated by Caesar's forces, committed suicide in 46 B.C.
SH79740. Silver , 1380/2 (small ), 12 (same), 50a (same), 461/1, 1051, 44, F, corrosion, scratches, slightly off center, 3.340 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 270o, , mint, 47 - 46 B.C.; Q , of right, laureate and clad in scalp, stalk of grain before, plough below; , Herakles standing facing, naked, right hand on hip, resting on club draped with Nemean lion's skin and set on a rock; $140.00 (€124.60)
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